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Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings 01/26/2022 Betting Preview, Spread and Game Analysis

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Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings 01-26-2022 Betting Preview Spread and Game Analysis

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings 01/26/2022 – The last two weeks were a tale of two halves for the Chicago Blackhawks. After winning four straight in the second week of the new year, the team then dropped its next four. On Wednesday, Patrick Kane and his squad will try to put a stop to the losing streak when they visit the Detroit Red Wings at the Little Caesars Arena. Like Chicago, Detroit is also on a skid as the Red Wings absorbed back-to-back losses against Dallas and Nashville, respectively. The hosts hold a better record than their visitors. That, perhaps, is enough to earn the nod of the top betting sites for NHL, which tag Red Wings as -133 favorites over the Blackhawks, who are pegged at +105. 

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings 01/26/2022

When: Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 PM ET

Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan

TV: TNT

Stream: NHL.TV

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings 01/26/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-263)5.5 o (-115)+105
Detroit Red Wings -1.5 (+206)5.5 u (+104)-133
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Chicago Blackhawks

It is as if there is a lid on the net for the Blackhawks. During the last four games, all of which resulted in a loss, Chicago was held to only six points. In fact, the team was held scoreless in their visit to Colorado on Monday, 2-0. Team leading scorer Patrick Kane expressed his frustration amidst the struggles, as if implying that his teammates need to step up and back him up on the offensive end. Kane said Chicago needs “to find a way to produce a little bit, create a little bit more O-zone time and keep the puck a little bit more.” Despite entering Wednesday’s match as underdogs, the Blackhawks are aware that pressure is mounting on their shoulders. In order to stave off a fifth straight defeat, the rest of the team is urged to exert more effort and elevate their game.

Players to watch: P. Kane RW (G 9, A 27, PTS 36), A. DeBrincat LW (G 24, A 9, PTS 33), S. Jones D (G 3, A 23, PTS 26).

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit successfully regained their touch after losing five of their last six games prior to Jan. 15’s 4-0 domination of the Buffalo Sabres. The Red Wings were able to follow it up two days later on the road, defeating the same opponent, 3-2, in OT. And just when the team thought that they were about to launch an uprising, another two-game slide followed. It’s a grueling stretch for the Red Wings but all members of the squad are ready to bounce back. Tagged as favorites against the Blackhawks at home, Detroit is all locked-in. The Red Wings are currently fifth in the Atlantic Division with a relatively large distance from the top four teams in the group. Making a push in a loaded division is a tall order for the Red Wings. However, Detroit is not keen on waving the white flag just yet. With a win on Wednesday, the Red Wings could finally build a momentum to create a surge. 

Players to watch: D. Larkin C (G 19, A 18, PTS 37), T. Bertuzzi LW (G 19, A 17, PTS 36), L. Raymond RW (G 11, A 22, PTS 33).

Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions

Trends

Blackhawks

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Chicago are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Blackhawks are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against Detroit.
Chicago are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

Red Wings

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games.
Detroit are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Detroit are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games this season.

Blackhawks vs Red Wings Betting Picks

Book an upset win on the road for the Blackhawks. The four-game losing skid will finally come to an end as Chicago will stun the Red Wings in their own territory. As slight underdogs in the NHL Odds, wagers on the visitors are about to get rewarded. This will be a statement win for Chicago.

Score Prediction: Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 3.